Snuggles aren’t sleep killers
“Someone warned me that I shouldn’t hold my baby too much or she’d have a hard time learning to sleep on her own. I worried a lot about what was ‘too much’ but eventually I just did what felt right—and that was to hold her as much as I wanted! My daughter sleeps fine and honestly, who tells you not to hold your baby?” —Jessica F., 34, Whittier, California
Teenagers are actually really great
“When my kids were little and being naughty, everyone used to say ‘Oh just wait until they’re teenagers, it’ll be so much worse!’ It’s true that bigger kids have bigger problems, but to be honest, I like my kids more now, at ages 13 and 16, than I ever did when they were toddlers. The older they get, the more they can do and the more fun they are to be around. I wouldn’t go back to the baby years for anything.” —Jessica F.